You may think your skin is naturally more hydrated during the summer months thanks to the higher temperatures and humidity level, but the summer brings a mix of factors that may actually increase your skin’s need for moisture. Here’s what you need to know to keep your skin happy and healthy all season.
Summer’s Effect on Your Skin
Heat and sun exposure are two culprits that can flush water from your skin during the summer, depriving the cells of the moisture they need to stay plump. Air conditioning, chlorine and salt water can also dry out your skin and cause it to look dull.
Humidity is another factor that can wreak havoc on your skin. Increased humidity levels can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, leading to more frequent breakouts. And the dryer your skin is, the more sebum your skin starts to produce to overcompensate.
So what can you do? Try these three essential tips for summer skin that glows:
1. Cleanse Morning and Night
In addition to sweat, your face can be exposed to dirt, grime and airborne pollution while you’re outside enjoying the sunshine. That combination is a recipe for clogged pores, so keeping your skin clean is essential. Olay Oil Minimizing Clean Foaming Cleanser gently cleanses your face and removes dirt, oil and makeup without over-drying your skin.
2. Use a Moisturizing Serum
After washing in the morning, infuse your skin with healthy, deep hydration in the form of a moisturizing serum like Olay Total Effects Moisturizer + Serum Duo with Broad Spectrum SPF 15. It instantly minimizes the look of pores while helping to protect your skin from damaging sun exposure with broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen.
3. Use an Air-Light Moisturizer
Keeping our skin hydrated is paramount to skin health and overall appearance, no matter the time of year. A good moisturizer helps keep the skin barrier intact so germs and other irritants aren’t as bothersome, and helps our skin cells retain their moisture. In the summer, swap out a heavier moisturizer for a lighter one that has a breathable feel – bonus if it also has an SPF of 15 or greater.
For more advice, tips and products that will keep your skin glowing through the summer months, visit Olay – and make sure you’re signed up to receive P&G everyday emails!